A Complete History Of Marvel's Anti-Marijuana Comic Fastlane. If you were reading Marvel Comics in 1999, you read Fastlane.
For four solid months, it was absolutely unavoidable, an eight-page anti-marijuana insert that would pop up right in the middle of every single Marvel Comic to let you know about the dangers of weed, a drug that was glorified in the media and would lead users to a dangerous world of addiction and deadly hallucinations that was so over the top even the producers of Dragnet thought that maybe they should tone it down a little. And if you’re a certain kind of person who was reading Marvel Comics in the ’90s, you actually kind of love it.
I mean, I do. My Two &*%$#!!! Questions for Romney and Obama. Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama recently answered 14 science-related questions put to them by Scientific American and ScienceDebate.org.
This exchange left me wanting more. If I had the candidates locked in a room with me, I’d ask them two questions: Mymusix.com. Q: I have Windows Vista and my PC does not recognize my PD-6070.
A: For customers who have Windows Vista, please go to this link: Vista Instructions and follow the instructions on how to get Vista to recognize the PD-6070. What Restaurant Has Portland's Best Happy Hour? - Friday Open Threads. How Booze Built America: The Drinker's Dictionary. The Smiths - Live at The Hacienda. Michael Lewis: Obama’s Way. Obama was 20 or more years older than most of them, and probably not as physically gifted, though it was hard to say because of the age differences.
No one held back, no one deferred. Guys on his team dribbled past him and ignored the fact he was wide open. When he drives through the streets, crowds part, but when he drives to the basket large, hostile men slide over to cut him off. It’s revealing that he would seek out a game like this but even more that others would give it to him: no one watching would have been able to guess which guy was president. Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. 11 facts about the Affordable Care Act. In the past week, both Alec MacGillis and Sabrina Tavernise have written articles touching on how little the uninsured actually know about the Affordable Care Act.
Given that polling shows the law remains unpopular even as its component parts -- with the notable exception of the individual mandate -- are very popular, it seems they're not alone. So here's a refresher on some of the law's most significant policies and consequences: 1. By 2022, the Congressional Budget Office estimates (pdf) the Affordable Care Act will have extended coverage to 33 million Americans who would otherwise be uninsured.
14 reasons why this is the worst Congress ever. Click to view gallery: The 112th Congress is a no good, very bad, terrible Congress.
(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) This week, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. On its own, such a vote would be unremarkable. Republicans control the House, they oppose President Obama’s health reform law, and so they voted to get rid of it. 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity. Oregon Rep. Jefferson Smith speaks at UO graduation. Presidential Biographer Edmund Morris - Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O'Brien. "You Might Be Screwed": Excerpts from Jefferson Smith's U of O Commencement Speech. Amanda Caffal I'm not going to post the whole thing, but we got a copy of the speech that mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith gave to the University of Oregon's class of 2012 yesterday morning.
But some of it's definitely worth sharing. The message? Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers. Occupy ALL the Updates!! Occupy Wall Street plus Anonymous may equal city computer outages. 8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance. The ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance.Bruce E.
LevineAlterNet Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the corporatocracy can completely screw them and that they are helpless to do anything about it. A 2010 Gallup poll asked Americans “Do you think the Social Security system will be able to pay you a benefit when you retire?” How exactly has American society subdued young Americans? 1. Today in the United States, two-thirds of graduating seniors at four-year colleges have student-loan debt, including over 62 percent of public university graduates.
The Secret of Oz - Winner, Best Docu of 2010 v.1.09.11. WEDNESDAY READ. By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone A good friend of mine sent me a link to a small story last week, something that deserves a little attention, post-factum.
The Bloomberg piece is about J.P.